Tag: inventory theft


How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

At a time when store margins are under intense competitive pressure, retail shrink can make or break a retailer’s bottom line. But today’s retail shrink numbers are vulnerable to blind spots and imprecise metrics. In addition, most analysis and response to retail shrink are backward-looking: useful for staffing and long-term   Read More


Friendly Associates Function as Theft Deterrents

Friendly Associates Function as Theft Deterrents

Retail is a business, and businesses are in business to make money and enhance profits. But profit enhancement is a multifaceted concept. We build our profit base not only through our ability to sell products, but also by learning the best ways to approach shrink reduction in retail stores.

Historically, the   Read More


The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking, what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low- shrink   Read More


Reduce Retail Theft with LockUp (Digilock)

Reduce Retail Theft with LockUp (Digilock)

Currently in its twenty-fifth year, the National Retail Security Survey continues to offer not only insightful research into retail crime but also successful countermeasures. Key findings from the most recent survey show that the impact of shrinkage continues to be sizeable, with 48.1 percent of retailers reporting increases in inventory   Read More


Day 1 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

Day 1 of the 2017 NRF PROTECT Conference

The 2017 National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT Conference is now in full swing at the Gaylord National Harbor in Washington, DC. Following introductory remarks from NRF leadership, this year’s 2 ½ day event kicked off with an opening keynote presentation with Christopher Voss, former lead national kidnapping negotiator with the   Read More